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VIN: designation of the year of manufacture

According to the requirements of the standard in the VIN year of manufacture is designated by the 10th digit. Not all manufacturers comply with this – explicitly the year of manufacture in the VIN on the European market is not specified on the cars BMW, HONDA, MAZDA, Mercedes-Benz, NISSAN, Toyota. [The models of these manufacturers, […]

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VIN: Check the checksum

The standard ISO 3779, which specifies the structure of the VIN vehicle, recommend placing in the 9th position of the VIN checksum (control number, verification number) – the number calculated on the algorithm defined by the standard, whose value depends on the values of all the other characters in the VIN. The checksum enables to […]

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Dodge Journey

Dodge Journey battery location and replacement

The battery in the Dodge Journey is located in an unusual location for most car batteries: it is mounted on a bumper shelf under the left side headlight. The wheel arch liner can’t protect it from dirt flying off the wheel, creating a corrosive environment. Therefore, when replacing the battery, you almost always have to […]

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Nissan

How to change the battery in a Nissan key fob?

The manual will also be useful for car owners of the following Nissan and Infiniti car models, viz: -Versa, Maxima, Juke, Rogue, Murano, Xterra, Pathfinder, Sentra, Cube, Armada, Leaf, Quest, Frontier, 370Z, GT-R, Titan, G25, G37, M35 and M37. All remote control keys use CR2032 lithium flat 3-volt battery (cell pill). This type of battery […]

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How to remove windshield?

Materials and Tools for Replacing a Windshield Before you begin replacing your windshield, you need to have the following Materials and tools: a metal string with 2 handles; awl or sharpened wire; suction cups to hold the glass in place; screwdrivers; wrenches; chisel; masking tape; glass sealant adhesive; sealant gun; solvent, primer; Swabs and gloves. […]

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How to reset the tire pressure indicator: 4 ways?

The low tire pressure indicator, also known as a TPMS, should not light up on the dashboard if the tire pressure is normal. Sometimes, unfortunately, the indicator lights up for nothing. Even when there is nothing wrong with the tire pressure. If the low tire pressure system is triggered, the corresponding icon on the dashboard […]

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What causes a bubble in a tire?

Car tires have their own “diseases” – blisters. These deformities are very similar in appearance but have different causes. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the causes and appearance of these similar keel and bubble deformities, and tell you how to avoid them. It is not uncommon for even a brand-new tire […]

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How long can you drive on a spare tire?

The spare tire is a good helper when the car tire is damaged, but most of these spare tires are not designed for permanent use as the main wheel. You should know why you can’t drive a full-size spare tire for a long time, and what is a car spare tire? Not all spare tires […]

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How to check the engine oil quality?

To properly check the level, warm up the engine and place the vehicle on a level, horizontal surface. It is advisable to check the oil level regularly, setting the car in the same position. After stopping the engine, at least five minutes should pass to allow the oil in the oil system to drain to the maximum […]

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5W30 OR 5W40 ENGINE OIL. WHICH TO CHOOSE?

Today’s market of lubricants offers a wide range of products for cars of all kinds of brands and models. However, with such a variety car owners are faced with a difficult problem of choice, trying to focus not only on the quality of engine oils, but also on their viscosity, seasonality, compatibility, and manufacturer. Thus, […]